On heavily-forested land remote from downtown San Francisco, the Mason-McDuffie Company sought in 1912 to create a residence park that embodied the highest ideals of early twentieth century landscaping and architecture. Laid out by the Olmsted Brothers, St. Francis Wood attracted some of the Bay Area's most accomplished architects including John Galen Howard, Louis Christian Mullgardt, Henry Gutterson, Gertrude Comfort, Masten and Hurd, and Julia Morgan. The 300-page, full color book tells the history of one of the country's most successful examples of a City Beautiful "garden suburb" through historical images and stunning photographs.
Written by Richard Brandi, photography by Mark Citret, San Francisco's St. Francis Wood, San Francisco, California, Outside Lands Media, 2012, 12" x 12", 303 pages, 300 pages of photographs and illustrations, $75, ISBN 978-0-9823461-2-9.
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Stunning modern-day photographs of St. Francis Wood's architecture.
Historical images of the planning and creation of St. Francis Wood's unique street plan and amenities.
Detailed analysis and illustrations on the making of San Francisco's ideal "garden suburb."
A complete visual index of every house in St. Francis Wood with details on architects and year of construction.